An estimated F4 tornado tracked a good 65 miles through parts of Central Oklahoma on September 14, 1957. Some of the worst damage was along a 7-mile stretch in SE Pottawatomie County and into SW Seminole County. Two people were killed and six injured along this stretch. Three homes were completely leveled. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 14, 1930: An estimated F2 tornado moved 1.5 miles through parts of Jefferson County, IL. Grazulis notes that it mainly traveled at tree-top level, diagonally across the center of Mount Vernon. Approximately 30 homes were unroofed and hundreds of other buildings had some degree of damage.
September 14, 2001: Tropical Storm Gabrielle spawned an F1 tornado in Cocoa, FL. It traveled northwest for 1.8 miles through old downtown. Several homes, trailers, and businesses were damaged. More information can be found here.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On September 14, 2008, Hurricane Ike lost all tropical characteristics and was classified “extra-tropical” over the St. Louis, MO, metro, where heavy damage from wind and flooding occurred. Significant flooding inundated parts of Chicago. Hurricane-force winds caused widespread damage across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. More information here.
On this day in 1983, British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was born in London. She died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1968, Roy Orbison’s house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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